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Stuck Container Ship in Chesapeake Bay Finally Refloated

BALTIMORE (AP) — A container ship the length of more than three football fields has finally been pried from the muddy bottom of the Chesapeake Bay more than a month after it ran aground. After two unsuccessful attempts to dislodge …

East Coast Ports Rushed to Attract Mega Ships. Now, One Is Stuck Outside D.C.

The $5.25 billion expansion of the Panama Canal doubled its capacity in 2016, allowing the world’s largest cargo ships to sail more easily to America’s East Coast from Asia. Now, one of those giant vessels has been stuck near the …

Maersk Container Ship Runs Aground Off German Island

BERLIN — One of the world’s biggest container ships, the Mumbai Maersk, has run aground off the German island of Wangerooge in the North Sea, Germany’s Central Command for Maritime Emergencies and Maersk said on Thursday. No injuries were reported …

Amid Dispute, Suez Canal Blames Ship’s Grounding on Speed, Rudder

ISMAILIA, Egypt — The container ship that got stuck in the Suez Canal in March was struggling to steer because of its high speed and the size of its rudder, and could have chosen not to enter the waterway in …

Suez Canal’s Claim Over Once-Stuck Ship Referred by Court

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian appeals court said Sunday it lacks jurisdiction to look into the Suez Canal Authority’s demands to uphold financial claims that led to the seizure of the cargo ship that blocked the waterway in March. The …

Indian Navy Recovers 22 Bodies From Barge That Sank in Storm

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian navy ships recovered 22 bodies of people who were aboard a barge that sank off Mumbai as a cyclone blew ashore this week, officials said Wednesday. The search is continuing for 55 more missing people, …

Global Supply Lines Struggle to Clear Container Backlog After Suez Chaos

LONDON/LOS ANGELES — A backlog of container ships carrying consumer goods has grown in some key strategic ports after a near week-long blockage in the Suez Canal, adding to ongoing disruptions to global trade, industry sources say. Dozens of container …

Stranded Suez Ship’s Owner, Insurers Face Millions in Claims

LONDON — The owner and insurers of one of the world’s largest container ships stuck in the Suez Canal face claims totaling millions of dollars even if the ship is refloated quickly, industry sources said on Wednesday. The 400-meter, 224,000-tonne …

Passengers Spend Night on Baltic Sea Ferry That Ran Aground

HELSINKI — A Baltic Sea ferry with 331 passengers and a crew of 98 run aground in heavy storm winds Saturday in the Aland Islands archipelago between Finland and Sweden. Finnish authorities said there were “no lives in immediate danger” …

As Cruise Ships Get Larger, Are They Any Safer?

The grounding and capsizing of the Costa Concordia has raised questions about the safety of the ever-increasing size of cruise ships. But experts say that these new megaships have the latest safety and navigation technology and pose little risk to …